Good Ol' Fashionned Business Sense

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks by David6 Comments

Two thoughts today, neither of which have much to do with blue phones or pink walls. Thought1 On the Vision Collective forums there is a discussion going on about “the moment,” the one that was your epiphany – that moment you knew you had to be a photographer. For many of us it was a moment where our life falls …

Some Resources

In Freelance and Business, Resources by David2 Comments

A little overwhelmed right now in the lead-up to heading off to Kenya. Both Sharon and I have residual stomach issues from Delhi, first time in a long, long while for me. And on top of that there’s just a mountain of things to do. So, this one is a little thin – but here’s some links I’ve been storing …

Professional Practices for Photographers: 5 More Ways To Avoid Catastrophic Failure.

In Freelance and Business by David6 Comments

Photographers, for all their professed ability to see, can sometimes be terribly myopic when it comes to business. I guess it’s a downside to be so darned artsy-fartsy right? Well nothing says “legitimate starving artist” quite like a bankruptcy, so if you’re going for that particular positioning in your marketing, you may totally ignore the following. Five Ways To Avoid …

Workspace

In Freelance and Business, GEAR, Workflow & Technical Issues by David4 Comments

When I first started blogging I did a Home Office Smackdown and readers sent in pics of their home offices. Very complicated. A friend, Jordan Nielsen, posted something similar this morning and in a moment of boredom I decided to play along and will link this to his comments. I invite you to link yours in mine. Why? Why not? …

Switching to "Pro"

In Freelance and Business, Marketing, Self-Promotion by David3 Comments

I just read an article online that’s pushing me to react. It’s an honest account by a man who’s giving up the freelance life in favour of going back to “working for the man.” Good for him for being so honest and candid, but the article saddened me. So, I’m reacting and writing another of those advice posts that always, …

Planning The Revolution (viva!)

In Freelance and Business by David1 Comment

I have no idea where the whole revolution thing comes into play here. I get dangerous when you put a metaphor into my untrained hands. But I’ve been itching to use my image of Che with the Apple logo, so I did. Call it artistic license. I’m back to the idea of intentionality and a reminder to be pro-active. If …

Diversify.

In Freelance and Business, Images by David2 Comments

This is REO, a 6-week old Cocker Spaniel I had a chance to photograph this week-end. One of my photographic ventures is RedCollar Photographic. My passion is shooting the world and creating photo-resources for the humanitarian and NGO community but I can only be out on the field so much. So, RedCollar is a something I’m rolling out to keep …

Ten Great Gifts for the Travelling Photographer

In Freelance and Business, Travel by DavidLeave a Comment

Christmas is coming. So is my birthday. So, overlooking the fact that the perfect gift for the guy who has everything is nothing at all, these are my top-ten great gifts for the travelling photographer. If you’re the spouse of a photographer, look at it this way – they’ll probably buy this stuff, or stuff like it, if you don’t …